What’s for lunch? Why ask, when it’s International Sushi Day (June 18th). Statistics from Bold Data show that the number of sushi restaurants in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last 10 years—prior to the pandemic. During the pandemic to date, in 2021, along with the country’s mass closing of restaurants, there’s been a […]

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[1] A bowl of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy (photos #1 through #5 © James Candy). [2] A souvenir box of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy in a reproduction of a box circa 1889. [3] A modern variation #1: chocolate-covered taffy. [4] Modern variation #2: chocolate covered taffy pops. [5] Modern variation #3: Taffy with filled centers. […]

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[1] A classic part of many American breakfasts: a glass of orange juice (photo courtesy Sting | Wikipedia). [2] Celebrate the day with something special: a rim of Tajin seasoning on your glass of orange juice (photo © Tajin). [3] A glass of blood orange juice is a special treat (photo © Mongibello Juice). [4] […]

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[1] Beet hummus, a passionate red purple for Spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day (photo © California Olive Ranch). [2] Add some equally bright crudites: colored cauliflower florets, multicolor cherry tomatoes, and crinkle-cut carrots, below (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Instead of buying baby carrots which often have little flavor, buy standard carrots […]

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Stacy’s Pita Chips made these Valentine chips with their Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips. If you like the idea (and how can you not), you can use the same recipe, substituting graham crackers, shortbread or sugar cookies. You can buy Valentine-themed decorations on Amazon, at Wilton, or at baking supply stores and craft shops. We suggest making […]

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[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made […]

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[1] Splash some Merlot into your hot chocolate for a cold weather warm-up (photos #1 and #4 © California Wine Institute). [2] Merlot pairs with many foods, including burgers and pizza (photo © Sutter Home). [3] For an after-work or pre-dinner glass of wine, pair Merlot with your favorite nibbles (photo © Rebelle Restaurant | […]

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